Ok, let's say a commercial comes on TV, and at the payment screen, they claim to accept bitcoin. Like an infomercial. Now, at this point the government would be pushed to make a decision or start a fight with this economy, wouldn't they? What would happen in this situation?
I bet this is close to how it's going to happen. A somewhat larger business is going to say they accept bitcoin, the media is going to cover it, the nation is going to watch and then the fight is gonna happen.
I don't understand why they would fight honestly. If they actually were looking into Bitcoin as they should, they will realize that Bitcoin is the best chance they have at a peaceful way out of this financial mess imo. This might be the first time the gov and the politicians have a currency they can fall back on without having to push through a new model and fight the current model the traditional way. If I were in a position in power of gov looking out, I would not see it so much as a threat, but more like a life jacket for them to avoid facing violent repercussions that are unnecessary.